Sphoorti Joglekar, OPW intern with oVirt and Open Source enthusiast.
Tools that will help!
- A github account.
- Registering on IRC.
- A Twitter account.
What is common in all open source projects ?
- You can use them for any purpose.
- You can change it to fit your needs.
- You can share it with others.
- You can share extra changed copies with them.
Who can contribute ?
coders * testers * designers * technical writers * community managers * translaters * artists hardware hackers * scientists * journalists teachers * students * professionals * hobbyists political activists * data scientists * librarians * humanitarian aid workers * sysadmins * kids * health providers * environmentalists * users
Why you should contribute ?
And most importantly to LEARN, SHARE and have FUN.
How to contribute ?
- Find a project that interests you.
- Join the community.
- Pick a task.
- Contribute and make a difference.
How to take the first step ?
- Eagerness to learn.
- Overcome your inhibitions.
- Get into the habit of reading documentation.
- Ask for help but only when you searched exhaustively.
A few social norms
- Don't expect immediate responses.
- Be prepared to follow up.
- No question is a Stupid question.
- You can offer help too, even if you're new!
How to Apply ?
- Select an organization. RESEARCH!
- Select a project idea. Contact the identified mentor.
- Spend time in understanding the project.
- Start making contributions.
- Design a timeline and plans for the project.
- Submit an Application.
Travel Grant Opportunities
My Open Source Contribution
I worked on moVirt, an android application to connect and monitor oVirt's datacenttre.
moVirt + bVNC.
These slides are at : Gnunify-Slides
Feel free to ping @SphoortiJ on Twitter or drop a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org